See all the world class attractions of Phillip Island in one day on this small group eco tour from Melbourne. Indulge yourself with wine tasting at The Phillip Island Winery and tasting of a range of Gippsland's cheeses, see chocolates being made at the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory and get up close to koalas at the Phillip Island Koala Conservation Center. The highlight of your Phillip Island experience will begin at dusk as you watch the fairy penguins waddling up the beach into their burrows in the sand dunes. Traveling in a small group, maximum 24 people, will allow you to explore all that Phillip Island has to offer in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere.
- Be enchanted as you witness the fairy penguins waddle past you into from the ocean to their sand dune burrows
- Small group tour with expert guide
- Range of penguin viewing options including the exclusive viewing boardwalk or the more intimate option of the secluded beach location
- Phillip Island Chocolate Factory and the Koala Conservation Centre
- Indulge yourself at the Phillip Island Winery
- Free WIFI available on all tours
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En route to Phillip Island enjoy wine tasting at The Phillip Island Winery. The winery is set in a beautiful rural location with views over Bass Strait and Berry’s Beach. Enjoy a personalized guided tour and indulge in the tastes of various cheeses and other local products including olives, olive oils, honey, chutney and cherries to match the locally produced wines.
Your first stop on Phillip Island is the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory. Entry is included to Panny's Amazing World of Chocolate, the latest addition to the factory. Learn about cocoa harvesting and see how the chocolate is made. You will also see lifesize statues and murals made entirely of chocolate.
Next is a chance to get up close to the cuddly koalas at the Koala Conservation Center. You'll also have the opportunity to walk amongst the treetops to view the wild koalas.
Continue to the southwestern tip of the island to enjoy panoramic views of the Nobbies, a group of rugged rocks rising from the sea abundant in marine life and Seal Rocks, the home of Australia's largest fur seals population.
At dusk every evening the world's smallest penguins waddle ashore after spending the day fishing out at sea. Be truly enchanted as the stars of the show emerge from the surf and pass right before your eyes. You will be seated in the main viewing area to watch the parade of waddling penguins. To make this experience even more unforgettable, upgrade to either the Penguins Plus or the Private Penguin Parade Experience. See below for more details.
See the Penguin Parade from an exclusive viewing platform. The Penguins Plus boardwalk seats half the number of people than the main viewing platform. It located in an area that always experiences high penguin traffic. About 50-60% of the penguins arrive close to the Penguins Plus boardwalk meaning more penguins and less people.
Private Penguin Parade Experience
Phillip Island Penguins seasonal cycle:
Feb - Apr: Moulting
May - Jul: Nest Building
Aug - Oct: Egg laying
Nov - Jan: Chick Feeding
Reviewed by Dianne H, May 2013
Enjoyed the whole day! Great tour director in Chris. I was on the upgraded tour with being on the beach and had one of the penguins come right up to me, touch it's beak to my knee, and stop for small time right beside me. Was that exciting or what !!!!
Got to love that chocolate as well. Saw lots of Koala's.
Reviewed by Dan, April 2013
Knowledgeable driver and friendly. The trip to the chocolate factory and the winery was just to fill time and really not that worthwhile. However, the koala preserve was fun and we could have used more time there (and less at the chocolate factory). The penguin parade is not really that - it varies day-to-day on how many penguins will actually come ashore. Be sure to get the tickets for the penguin plus viewing platform as I think the general admission folks were disappointed that evening. These birds are really small and you need to be as close as you can get.